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Nanaimo water reserve expected to last through fall

High summer temperatures have forced fire bans and water restrictions, but the City of Nanaimo says there are no worries about water shortages.

Ritchie Fulla, Nanaimo water works general foreman, said when the snowpack in the mountains around the Jump Creek Reservoir came in lower than average over the winter and early spring, the city started storing water earlier to build up reserves.

The decision was also made to conserve water by not flushing out the city’s water distribution system.

“With the weather this week being a bit hotter, we have used more water, but we’re average for this time of year on demand and we’re also just a little below average for storage,” Fulla said.

Fulla added that he doesn’t anticipate any water supply problems unless the Nanaimo region experiences a prolonged hot, dry spell extending into late September or October.

“We’re keeping a good eye on it and hopefully we’ll be ahead of the curve,” Fulla said.

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